Press Release: October 11, 2010

HP Brings Makeovers to Schools Across the Country Through NBC’s “School Pride” Series

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- HP today announced that it is the exclusive computer provider for NBC-TV’s new school-renovation reality series, “School Pride,” helping to bring technology to underserved communities nationwide.

HP provided a wide range of education technology for classrooms, labs and libraries at each of the seven schools appearing on the show – including schools dealing with flood damage, drastic state and local budget cuts, and declining economies.

“HP’s contributions have given these children technology upgrades that will allow them to take learning to the next level,” said Denise Cramsey, executive producer, “School Pride.” “With the help of HP and other partners, we are making a tremendous impact at these schools through desperately needed renovations.”

“School Pride,” set to premiere on NBC Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, was created to give local communities an opportunity to renovate and restore their neglected schools. The show brings together students, parents, teachers and community members as volunteers to update facilities and install equipment as part of a rapid seven-day rebuilding process.

“The gratifying work being done through ‘School Pride’ is truly giving students motivation to learn and a school to be proud of,” said Stephen DeWitt, senior vice president and general manager, Personal Systems Group, HP. “Integrating technology in the classroom will strengthen student engagement and learning, giving them the skills they’ll take well into their future.”

In collaboration with its partners, JAR Systems LLC, Absolute Software and Kensington, HP has equipped the schools with technology that will allow teachers to easily integrate computers and applications into their curriculum and provide a personalized PC experience to every student in the classroom. Digital learning environments, like the ones being built on “School Pride,” make education engaging and relevant and give students the essential skills to prepare them for higher education, internships and the workforce.

HP and its partners contributed the following products to support “School Pride”:

“School Pride,” from Horizon Alternative Television, will chronicle the transformation of the following schools throughout its first season:

  • Enterprise Middle School – Compton, Calif.
  • Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies – Los Angeles
  • Lanier Elementary School – Baton Rouge, La.
  • Kingston Springs Elementary School – Kingston Springs, Tenn.
  • Communication and Media Arts High School – Detroit
  • Needles High School – Needles, Calif.
  • Hollenbeck Middle School – Los Angeles

More information about HP and “School Pride” is available at www.hp.com/go/SchoolPride.

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